New Delhi: Dhoni again demonstrated his ability to finish the match successfully in the last over of the first qualifier against Delhi Capitals on Sunday as Chennai steered Chennai to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the ninth time with a four-wicket victory.
Mahi overturned in the last over
Chennai needed 13 runs in the last over and Dhoni gave his team victory by hitting three fours in Tom Curran’s over. Earlier, he had hit a six in the midwicket area off Avesh Khan. After the match, Chennai coach Fleming told that the moment was very emotional for the team.
how was the atmosphere of the dressing room
Fleming said in the virtual conference after the match, ‘It was a great innings. It was great for us emotionally. Whenever he (Dhoni) comes to the crease, we pray for him because we know he is under pressure. Expectations have been raised from him and again he played the match winner role for us. So it was an emotional moment in the dressing room. When Fleming was asked what his talk was about Dhoni, he said, ‘A lot of things happen. We have talked the most in these 20 overs. There is discussion about technology, there is talk about strategy, how to implement it and who can have more impact.
Brilliant innings by Rituraj-Uthappa
Before Dhoni’s innings, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 70 and Robin Uthappa scored 63 runs and laid the foundation for Chennai’s victory. About Uthappa’s innings, Fleming said, “We are proud of the performance of each of our players. So it was a special innings. He had expressed his intentions from the very first ball itself.